Normally people associate stress as not being able to cope, being burnt out or overwhelmed but these extremes do not encompass the full spectrum of stress.
Modern electro-acupuncture was invented as an attempt by Chinese Medicine practitioners to be more efficient & treat more people in a shorter period of time.
Acupuncture has been used traditionally to help promote natural labour for thousands of years. At Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we often see expecting mothers seeking acupuncture to initiate natural labour over medical induction.
Spring has sprung! The roughest season for those with allergies & hay fever, where stuffy sinuses, runny noses and itchy watering eyes. Can Chinese medicine help with hay fever?
Community acupuncture is done in a group setting with no set appointment times. By having acupuncture in this group setting, one person's treatment help pay for the next so by “helping yourself, you help your village”.
Dry needling is where tender spots in the muscle which are called trigger points. These points are needled to produce a twitch response that forces the muscle and facia tissue to relax. Which in turn reduces pain, improves range of motion and strength. This was made famous and progressed in the west by Janet Graeme Travell, M.D. who was also President John F Kennedy's personal physician.
Shoulder bursitis is often a chronic over use injury where the bursa becomes inflamed over time causing pain, loss of range of motion and strength. The pain is usually felt in the front of the shoulder and can travel down towards the elbow.
A recent hot topic in medical research is the gut microbiome (our gut’s ecosystem comprised of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria) and the gut-brain axis. These areas are particularly important in conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is said to affect approximately 1 in 5 Australians.
So happy to announce that Madeleine Ong has joined the team she will be available for acupuncture and Chinese medicine consults in Balmain on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Madeleine is passionate about women's health and is an amazing asset to Village Remedies.
Join Gav from the Village Remedies team tomorrow for free mini consults and acupressure demonstrations!
Recurring sports injuries are frustrating, especially when you are trying to build fitness and stick to a training schedule. Acupuncture can help manage sport injuries and enhance recovery.
To celebrate Mother's Day, the Village Remedies team will be helping out at a special Mother's Day event at Lululemon Balmain. Join us and not only find a great gift for the special women in your life but also receive a free acupressure massage on us!
Maddie from the Village Remedies team was recently interviewed by Lifestyle.com.au about the key concepts and benefits of Chinese medicine.
Growing up in a Chinese household, you might think that I had received acupuncture and herbal medicine every time I scraped my knee or caught a cold. This wasn’t the case: I grew up with the belief that Eastern medicine was outdated and pseudoscientific. However, when I began working in the public health system as a physiotherapist, I quickly became aware of some flaws with Western Medicine: when the focus is on treating only symptoms, it can be easy to forget to treat the whole person in front of you.
In this article, we've teamed up with Liam from Crossfit GEO to talk about how over training / under recovering can negatively affect your health and training. Liam shares his experience with over training and how he gets himself back to peak performance as soon as possible.
Brendan met up with Matt at Accelerate Strength in Balmain to talk about the effects of always being on the go and getting caught up in the fight or flight response, along with some useful tips to help you improve recovery and feel better. Have a listen to the podcast here and check out Accelerate Strength gym here.
When spring blows in, it can mark the beginning of months of suffering for those with hay fever. Stuffed up sinuses, runny nose with itchy eyes, headaches and poor concentration can really make life rough when the pollen is in the air. For some it doesn’t even stop with spring time but continues all year round.